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10 Reasons to Start an Embroidery Business

10 Good Reasons to Start an Embroidery Business at Home 

Updated July 2015

The embroidery business is possibly the best home based business to start.

If you are interested in starting a REAL work from home business that takes advantage of your creativity and doesn’t require you to be a website genius, then the starting an embroidery business might be for you!


So here are the 10 reasons we could find to start an embroidery business from home with a machine like the new Avance 1501C:

  1. SPACE – A Single Head Embroidery machine, commercial embroidery machine, will fit almost anywhere! The Avance 1501C for example, is only 2.5 feet X 2.5 feet. So basically, it take up about as much space as an end table, but is also one of the most powerful commercial machines on the market.
  2. SUPPLY COST ARE LOW – when we say low, we mean that a 5000 meter cone of embroidery thread is under $7.00 and will last you a LONG time. And the other supplies, like embroidery backings, embroidered patch material, toppings and needles are all really inexpensive compared to other custom t-shirt business methods.
  3. IT’S NOT MESSY – if you’re going to start an embroidery business you won’t have to figure out where to keep the mop bucket, special tools or any of the messy inks and toners that other apparel decorating businesses use.
  4. CUSTOMERS ARE EVERYWHERE – not that you won’t need to do any marketing, but starting an embroidery business from home means you have a service that almost every company needs. How many businesses in your area use a polo shirt with their logo?
  5. LOW START UP COSTS – the embroidery business doesn’t require a huge budget to get into. A good, commercial quality single head embroidery machine can be found for under $12K WITH software and training and supplies.
  6. BE CREATIVE – Many of you want to start an embroidery business so you can use your creativity to make money. It’s true!
  7. PROFITABLE – the home based embroidery business can be VERY profitable! Many customers that start out with a 15 needle embroidery machine in their home end up with a 4 head and lots of customers over time.  One of the reasons it is so profitable is the low cost of embroidery supplies.
  8. MOVABLE EQUIPMENT – not only does the Avance 1501 embroidery machine have a small footprint, the stand it’s on has wheels, so you can actually roll it into a closet.. OR pack it into the back of a large SUV and take it on the road.
  9. PROVEN TECHNOLOGY and BUSINESS – The embroidery business isn’t new and no matter what new software comes out in the market or t shirt printing technology that hits, embroidery will always be a basic business standby.
  10. EASY TRADE INS AND UPGRADES – it’s pretty simple to trade in an embroidery machine for a bigger one should your business grow, so you’re not locked in.

Here’s a demonstration of the compact single head embroidery machine we recommend you use to start an embroidery business from home:



If you have any questions about embroidery machines, supplies or starting an embroidery business please contact us http://www.avance-emb.com or http://www.colmanandcompany.com

You may also want to review the following articles:

35 Embroidery Business Ideas

Also, dont forget about bundling your embroidery machine with t-shirt start-up kit too like the Cut n Press